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19 | 11 | 2010 - FPR ON TRACK FOR SHOWDOWN AT SANDOWN

Ford Performance Racing has kicked off their Norton 360 Challenge campaign with some promising results in the opening practice sessions at Sandown International Raceway this afternoon.
Orrcon Steel FPR racer Mark Winterbottom was the quickest of the FPR Falcons posting the second fastest time of the day, being pipped by arch-rival James Courtney by just one hundredth of a second.
"The car's feeling pretty good at the moment but I think we can do a bit better," Frosty said.
"There's certainly a lot less grip out there this year - whether that's because there's a lack of rubber down or the ambient temperature is up I'm not too sure but finding that grip is obviously the answer to a better showing," he added.
"We're in for a good weekend's racing with the championship where it is at the moment and the Dunlop 'sprint' tyre is going to make things interesting on Sunday … hopefully we can maintain the speed and back up our win last weekend."
Frosty will be chasing down Courtney and Jamie Whincup this weekend in order to keep his championship title hopes alive.
Steve Richards, who dominated the third practice session finished the day 17th fastest, but believes there's more speed to be found in the Dunlop Super Dealer FPR Falcon after some tweaks are made to the car overnight.
"Everything went pretty well today," Richo said.
"The Dunlop Super Dealer FPR Falcon has some reasonable pace throughout the four sessions … we tried a few things that worked and few that didn't so we have a good idea where we're going direction-wise with the set-up of the car for qualifying tomorrow … 17th today probably is a true indicator of our speed as I lost about four-tenths to traffic on my quick lap in that last session so I think you can expect better things come tomorrow," Richo confidently said.
Qualifying for the Norton 360 Challenge kicks off tomorrow at 11.20am followed by the top-ten shootout at 12.25pm.

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